I have been following Andrea Cantarelli on his musical journey since a friend introduced me to Labyrinth years ago, I think it was 2000.
I have always esteemed his technique and even more so his artistic and compositional vein with the A Perfect Day.
I who mainly love reggae, which starts from a fundamentally different genre than metal despite listening to it for a long time, still have an ear that does not understand all its nuances and frequencies.

But since the talk I had with Andrea, I have sensed many more new ones all at once, not only those of the genre he plays and music in a general sense, but of the professionalism and humility he was able to convey to me.

VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE (Only Italian Language): https://youtu.be/lLs_DE3SySk


Music unites and sometimes separates, and with Andrea as a witness, it separates genuine and simple people from arrogant and haughty people whatever level they belong to.

Andrea over the years of his honored career has, as he says, crossed the“ford” years ago, where on the other side of the bank is the professional world of music to which he belongs, or rather‘belonged,’ because although he is still inside this reality, he has clear ideas of how to distinguish himself from others.

His world travels in parallel with the people in it, with the family of musicians who share a vision of music that is simple and genuine, still made of simplicity and fun, always remaining who he was as he was when he first harnessed his Charvel 650xl, woe betide not to be so.


His collection of guitars, while only presenting us with one during the video interview, is mind-blowing. Passionate about Charvel introduces us to his number 1, precisely his 650xl, going on to list many models that vary in types, finishes and technical specifications.
Among all some models such as Ibanez 750, Fender Stratocaster, Charvel 750, Gibson Les Paul, PRS, ESP, Edwards, DBZ, Viola Guitars.

He certainly does not hide his passion for the instrument, so much so that in addition to a considerable collection, he currently collaborates with a luthier where together they designed and built a custom-made model for him.


Despite everything Andrea still makes music his passion, it sounds rhetorical to say, but it’s not entirely taken for granted when you reach certain levels!!! And it was certainly fortunate for us that he was made that way., otherwise we would have missed out on some of the finest records and songs in the Italian metal scene.

THE TOOLS: Which Andrea introduced to us:



Body & Bridge

  • Body Style: Super Strat
  • Body Material: Poplar
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Top: No
  • Carved top: Not carved
  • Body binding: No binding
  • Pickguard: No Pickguard

Electronics Hardware

Handle and Keyboard

  • Nut Width: 43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
  • 12th fret width: 52 mm
  • Locking Nut: Locking Nut
  • Thickness at nut: 20.00mm
  • Thickness at 12th fret: 21.60mm
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck pieces: 1 Piece
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Neck binding: Binding
  • Neck binding color: White
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12 inch) 406 mm (16 inch)
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inch (648 mm)
  • Frets: 24
  • Tuning Key Arrangement: 6-in-line
  • Locking Tuners: No Locking Tuners
  • Headstock finish: Gloss
  • Headstock angle: angled
  • Matching headstock: Matching headstock


Andrea Cantarelli, founder and only active musician in each incarnation of power / progressive metal legend Labyrinth, has never hidden a certain fascination for a deeper, more melancholy alternative rock sound. A love flowing between 2011 and 2012 behind A PERFECT DAY: a new band that at the time featured the infamous singer/bassist Roberto Tiranti and Alessandro Bissa on drums.

Since the release of their self-titled album on Frontiers Music Ltd. the band’s sound has moved away from the songwriting patterns of technical heavy metal and embraced the sound of a more modern, down-to-earth hard rock, though equally sophisticated and elegant. / post grunge. The emotional urgency of new landmarks such as Alter Bridge and Stone Sour takes precedence over the eternal class of Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, generating a musical creature with great charisma and personality.

A dimension in which A PERFECT DAY goes further four years later through its second album “The Defeaning Silence” (Scarlet Records), which also sees the current lineup stabilize. The experience of bassist Gigi Andreone and warm-hearted vocalist Marco Baruffetti, whose voice is somewhat less showy but perhaps also more functional to the band’s style, finally settle for artistic autonomy and undeniable freedom of expression.

The last few days tell the story of a lineup cemented by a solid friendship and, at the same time, a giant leap in terms of sound evolution We proudly announce today the signing of a multi-album contract with A PERFECT DAY and the Rock of Angels label. More information on the release date of the band’s third album and details coming soon !